Microsoft has recently launched the v111 update for Microsoft Edge that introduces the new Microsoft Edge or Bing search bar.

The new bar makes it easy for users to search and browse the web, check the weather or news headlines, and more directly from their desktop.

In addition to this, the company has also been A/B testing the feature on some Windows 10 users. Due to this, the bar automatically appears on their desktop in a center aligned form in the top section of their screen.


Microsoft Edge or Bing search bar randomly appearing on desktop

However, by looking at the recent reports (1,2,3,4,5) it appears that the recently launched feature has not been well received by a section of users.

They feel it’s a feature from an old era and don’t want the Bing bar to appear on their desktop. Even though Microsoft has provided users with an option to disable this bar, it allegedly doesn’t work.

They assert that deselecting the ‘auto launch’ option cannot stop the bar from popping up time and again. And this is undeniably quite frustrating.


Some believe that the company has introduced this feature to get more user engagement and boost their data collection. While others are of the view that this move will help the company earn more via ad revenue.

A few even confused this feature with malware at first. They emphasize that Microsoft should introduce users to new features instead of directly implementing them.

Those affected are now requesting an option to permanently disable or remove this feature from their systems.

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Why the hell is this on my desktop? I never agreed to this.

Why does this bing bar randomly pop up?

Some have even questioned the need for introducing a new search bar when the local Windows Search still does not function properly after so many years.

Notably, Microsoft has added the Bing search bar to the desktop of recent Windows 11 Dev. builds as well. And as per the reports, it automatically opens up when one logs in on their desktop.

Having said that, we’ll keep tabs on the topic where Microsoft Edge or Bing search bar is randomly appearing on desktop and update you.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Web Browser section so make sure that you follow them as well.

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